Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I started in a small, close knit corp / alliance. I went to IT and it was a big blob. Cold and distant is how I felt. I left and was with small close knit and learned small gang pvp. I went to a blob. I went back to small. I went to blob.
I have friends who message me and ask when am I coming back to null and the simple answer is - I'm in null every day. The current status of null sec dynamics are that it's dead. Many others have gone on at length about it so I won't bore you with my thoughts on it at this point.
There is nothing in null that draws to me any more.
There is one part of Eve I haven't ever delved into and I'm trying that now.
We'll see how that goes ...
and thus a new adventure has begun.
Oh yeah ... where to I live ? ... well in New Eden of course!
My Skype with Marlona:
Due to Marlona having connection issues and soccet closing I revealed myself.
At this point I was AWOXING my own fleet. Mystical Mike was one of my team members and I was shooting him! He wouldn't shoot back. BOOO! I switch to someone else. I am dropped from fleet but still on coms. I hear "Athena your mic is muted here". BAHAHAHAHHAHA YES I know cause I'm reporting into Overseers on you guys. Do you know these guys not once turned the fleet on me for AWOXING them?
Interesting. If this were the live server would they have done the same? Were they thinking that they needed to keep the group together for pure safety in numbers? You have a traitor among you - at what point do you cut them loose and protect the rest of the group? I digress.
On TS I open my mic and tell them that it was a pleasure flying with them, wished them luck and that soon they'll learn why I did what I did and that Marlona knows and can fill them in. I bounced out of coms.
Closed chat. Still didn't pick up on that I WAS THE HIDDEN OVERSEER. LOL
Ok folks at this point me and the other Overseers are confused. So the decision is made to reveal my name and let the group hunt me down.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I had my own corp at one point called Garden of the Gods. A little over a year ago my corp and alliance went into holding. I took a 5 month break and then I ventured into one of the biggest blocks in the game - CFC. I joined friends who had a corp in Fatal Ascension. I did pvp and FC'd. It was great getting back to my passion and love - the pvp side of things. I absolutely love pvp and to FC. I blame several friends and mentors of mine for this blood lust and thank them at the same time!
I enjoyed running fleets in FA but just didn't seem to be the right fit. So off I moved to Razor. I came to the conclusion that while I love null sec - the freedom and clear cut NBSI policies that sitting on a titan to do nothing or hitting F1 was so far from actual pvp that I needed to get back to pvp'ing.
Eve is vast and a wonderful game to have things where people can do whatever they like. I like the art of skirmishing. I like the tactics of thinking outside the box. Gorilla warefare if you will. You don't get that in big blobs. Everyone is either afraid to engage or waiting to counter blob then their friends blob then it's just TIDI mess. Don't get me wrong, there are some big epic fights that you just have to be there for. I understand defending / taking resources and the structure bash and why it happens. I just feel that null sec has gotten to a stalemate.
Too many people think that they are elite - but can't tackle to save their life. I'm not elite. I don't pretend to be. I strive to be better than my last fight. Lately that hasn't been so great but it is what it is.
So back to my home, my corp. Back to small - medium gang. Who knows maybe I'll reopen my alliance at some point too. Only time will tell.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Recently a post was made on women gamers ( http://themittani.com/features/no-penises-allowed-eves-exclusionary-spaces). This article was written by Eingang a member of WGoE. There is a coalition within Eve (CFC - Cluster Fuck Coalition) that has created their own channel in jabber for the women members of the coalition. Many of those women are also members of WGoE. There are many opinions as to why this channel was started ... for women with in that coalition to communicate with out worrying about security for operations to the coalition having a force of female spies. Regardless of WHY that channel was started there are some things stated in this article that are beyond disturbing to me. The article tries to appear well written and have a point but rambles on in directions that never come back to a point. My comments will be on this article - so bear with me.
The author, Eingang, starts to highlight the name of the channel "no penises allowed (NPA)" but makes no real point. Is it the name of the channel that is the issue? Or that it's for women only ? First let's look at the audience for this channel - women in the CFC. The CFC where vulgar language and off color remarks are not only a trade mark but one may even speculate are common vernacular for the membership. So, given that, a women's group can't use the word "penis"? Honestly, it's the actual biological name for the male genitalia so I'm really confused as to what the issue is here. No real point is made just rambling on to another paragraph. Hmm ok let's continue.
At this point some random statistics on gamers gender dynamics with no point or theories are made. I believe the author thinks that just randomly tossing out numbers puts some validity to the point being made, but what's the point? Ah there is none. So let me attempt to make one off the statistics that she has posted. Since 2006 the ration of men to women does not seem to have changed in Eve Online as compared to a game like World of Warcraft. There are many factors as to why this could be. One that comes to mind is the marketing that is done for World of Warcraft for expansions as well as the game in general by famous people as opposed to Eve Online. I have not seen a commercial on TV during prime time viewing for Eve Online while I have for World of Warcraft. Then there is the science fiction aspect of Eve Online. Space ships are not something all women are into. The content provided in something like World of Warcraft or Leauge of Legends or even Second Life is a bit more open to both genders. The very nature of Eve Online denotes an interest in space or space travel.
The author then moves on to discuss the culture of Eve Online with profanity, pornography, and sexual references in both text and voice coms but then moves on to a blog written about not using the term rape-cage. That paragraph could be developed into an article of it's own, yet again no real points made. Hmm ok let's keep moving on.
Next is the topic of transgendered women with in the Eve Online environment. Now by the heading of this section "Sexist, Discriminatory Cows" it's really unclear if the author is calling transgendered women cows or the women of WGoE cows. In either case, I find it hypocritical that a woman who is attempting to write about gamers just being players and it not being a sexist thing to referense other women - bio or transgendered - as cows. The author talks about the formation of a channel for Transgendered Gamers of Eve as well as pointing out a channel for GLB players is discrimination. Then this moves into some how being sexist cows practicing reverse discrimination. Wow.
At this point, I need to state that clearly the "person" writing this article is not only unable to write to make a clear point on their opinion, they clearly don't have any knowledge on social environments in and out of games. Maybe you should learn what the Suffrage movement is or who Harvey Milk is. The thing is dear author of this brilliant piece of illiteracy vomit there are groups of people that ARE discriminated against for their gender or sexual orientation in and out of a game on line. Channels for these groups / areas of interest aren't about exclusion it's about INclusion. I know of MANY women from WGoE who have become real life friends because of that channel. Women who have been going through a hard time in real life and didn't want to share that openly to other men - be it relationship or health reasons. I know of women in WGoE who were born of the male gender and went through gender reassignment surgery and have told me they LOVE WGoE - why because they are treated as women. I have friends in the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual channel that I know have received support there as well. The bottom line, is that people want to be accepted - blue / black / green / purple / fat / thin / tall / short whatever - people want a place they can go where they are accepted.
The reality of being a woman in Eve Online is you are in an environment where the average guy is what society would call a geek or nerd. Many of them act like they have never spoke to a woman before. Take that and now add people who are gay or lesbian and many of these "geek" types have no social competency to communicate in a non-offensive way. An example of this is using the word "fag" for everything or "gay". Most educated people, while they find it offensive, will just ignore those that use such vocabulary and move in circles where topics of conversation are more on their level.
The authors own words a SIG should be formed " mutual enjoyment of each other’s company" - however if you are a woman and enjoy the company of other women that's sexist. If you are gay, lesbian or bi-sexual you shouldn't enjoy the company of those as well you are sexist. I fail to see where this logic can work only some of the time and not all of the time, wait it's because it's not logic.
The author then moves on to say that she will hang out in WGoE, the very channel she's not in support of, in order to support those who are more keenly aware of the issues. While I am the admin of WGoE, I have to say that for that channel the author is entitled to her opinion and I will not remove her membership (altho it's been asked that I do). However, from my personal opinion, how can you write an article about how sexist it is to have such a channel and call us cows and then want to hang out with us?
Stop being a dumb cunt and hypocrit. You don't like the channel's existence and think it's sexist - close out of it. Simple. If you have a point to make then make it, but rambling on in what looks like an article but in reality has no relevance to anything just makes you look ill informed and bitter. It makes me think that you suffer from petty woman syndrome because you didn't come up with WGoE or the NPA channel. I didn't create WGoE - I put support in and was trusted with it, I take no credit for it other than I am the admin currently. If you want attention, write a good article that's informed or make your own you tube channel like plenty of others have to fulfill their attention needs. There are plenty of ways for you to create a name for yourself but calling other women in the game - in the social channel you say you want to hang out in - sexist cows makes you no better than the neck-beards.
TLDR: The author is a bitter attention seeking "woman" (or is that cow ? Cunt I think is better) who is jealous of other women in eve. Or it's dbrb in "disguise" - some may say that's the same thing. In either case, the article rambles in several directions and makes no point only to have the author contradict "her" self many times in it.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Upon my corp leaving CHAOT I took a month off altho had been looking to join a new alliance called TCU. After my break I had my corp join TCU. I soon found myself being the Director of Operations for an alliance called TCU. The alliance concept was fabulous but nothing was put down. Forums weren't organized. The alliance held an entire region and had renters, but no renters alliance. Infrastructure was something that was severely lacking but also having someone who can organize it and get it done was missing as well.
What many players don't realize is that it takes a great deal of time, effort and man power for larger alliances to function and be successful. Most null sec alliances are part of a coalition, which again takes coordination and organization. Living in null sec doesn't just "happen" by chance nor does any alliance survive in null sec with out key things in place - infrastructure is one of those key things. The sad thing there was no monetary backbone to the alliance. There wasn't even funds to start a renters alliance to keep the two separate. That alone was one of the first signs I knew TCU was destined to fail.
TCU found themselves holding the entire region of Omist, however, the issue really was that the previous tenants evacuated. There was no true war of fighting for sovereignty for it. There is nothing wrong with this approach on a grand scale as it saves time, man power, and isk. Although one can argue that it can make pilots complacent or lazy when it comes to defending their home because they didn't work to get it. I have lived the majority of my game life in null sec and have found the later to be more of a true statement.
Things were great until Nulli and company decided to come to invade. Many pilots didn't see the need to fleet up for home defense. Often making statements like "that's what you pvp'ers are for, now go fight". In another post I'll discuss this type of logic. Needless to say when less than 20 fleet up for home defense of a region, blues stop helping to support due to being pushed in other areas there is only one thing to go - leave.
Monday, October 31, 2011
We had joined Territorial Claim Unit down in Omist. I hadn't been to that area of space yet so what the heck right ? Nothing ventured nothing gained.
HOLY MACKEREL ANDY that place is way the heck down there! And people thought Period Basis was the end of space? Ok well it is but it's not as far from empire / low sec as Omist is. Ok so you gotta plan and have supplies.
The fights are good. Rats were different from what I'm used too.
There are lots of good / fun people fighting over there. Good times.
Garden of the Gods merged with another pvp corp which was a welcomed merger. We had some others from yet another corp all us home, but have decided to do their own corp - Good Luck Guys!
In looking at the direction of TCU and the direction of Garden of the Gods the decision was made to break away from TCU. We will be going back to the corp focus of pvp with our focus in black ops. A new black ops alliance is in the works. Some good fights are also bound to happen.
Also this week was old home week. Lots of old member stopping by to say hi and see how we are doing.
So on to a new adventure .... should be fun!
I have heard so many guys complain about bimbos that play eve/online games and how tired they are of them. Yep those kinds of chicks who are like "tee hee um oh boy toy how do I oh no you just do it for me (shows cleavage) oh that's how you do it hehehe oh i can't do that do it for me " .. ok BARF
REAL gamer chicks aren't like that dudes. The cool ones don't find that game fun or interesting. We don't care for the girl drama ... you know "omg why are you talking to HER" bullshit that happens with insecure and immature girls. REAL gamer chicks tend to hang out with the guys and say things like they are. They don't don't do the bullshit games that other girls do.
REAL gamer chicks are tired of hearing OMG YOUR A GIRL. YES you basement / attic dwelling mouth breathing troll. We don't want to see your epeen or hear about it, we don't care. You don't impress us with your high wallet balances or ability to troll.
What does impress us? What makes us WANT to talk to you? Talking to us like we are another gamer. Like we have a brain in our head and skills to use.
So here is my challenge to all you geek boys out there - next time you meet a chick in Eve try something other then OMG your a girl or make me a sammich bitch and you may get a different response and a cool new friend.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Eve Online is a vast universe and has a lot to explore. There are some GREAT people that play this game. I've been fortunate to have met some. There are also some people who well frankly are such loosers or even douche bags.
Eve has no checks and balances for "bad" behavior. It's an interesting social experiment really. Since there are no preoccupations for behaviors some players think that this means they can "role play" some type of pirate type of person or well crook and just behave truly bad. They don't behave like this in real life because if they stole well there would be consequences for that. People have the freedom to be who they truly are at their core - at their heart and soul. I'm sure that is a freeing feeling to have an avenue to really be who they are.
I will say it is hard to be you out there every day, even if that means doing the right thing or standing up for what you believe in. You will always encounter people who will attempt to be obstacles in your plan for success. Some will call them haters. Haters are merely cowardly versions of admirers. People can become jealous of what they THINK you have or have accomplished and rather than achieve that for themselves it's easier to follow a negative path and be destructive.
Those good people, who even translate that into the type of player they are in eve, those are the real gems of humanity. There are people who believe in honor and doing the right thing. Those who understand that giving a helping hand isn't a bad thing but what you should do. These are people that in real life do public service like volunteering, military, police, fire, medical, etc. With out people like that societies would not function - even on line gaming ones.
So, my blog is really going to be about my adventures but not about the negative ones of the cowardly admirers but of those gems that are good and all the fun we will have or have had. It's so easy to focus on the negative and dwell on it. It's much more rewarding to focus on the positive, even if it's a harder road to travel.
Thanks for reading!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Upon joining the corp all members have to agree to the Honor Code:
Code of Honor:
We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.
Upon membership in the Garden of the Gods you need to reply to this post that you will comply with the rules and code of honor.
Failure to comply with the rules / code of honor will result in a warning or the removal of your membership in the Garden of the Gods – with or without notice.
Some people in the game of Eve have found this odd. How do you enforce it? Simple, take time to recruit people and not be desperate for members or growth. Loyalty, a sense of family, and having someone's back are far more important in a game like this than is numbers or bodies. GOOD people, people who don't have an agenda or our to be unscrupulous are hard to find in this game.
While it's not in the code of honor but I often say it to my guys - we stand together - you mess with one of us you mess with all of us. One one hand I feel bad for my guys because I am a woman CEO that does pvp in a game where boys pretend they are something they aren't and my very presence threatens their distorted sense of self worth in the world.
I am kind. I am giving. I am helpful. I am opinionated. I am strong willed. I am determined. Something that seems to have happened is my kindness is mistaken for weakness. Often times, my will and ambition are viewed by males as something to fear and feel threatened by. My generosity is taken for granted and abused. My sincerity and compassion for who someone is really manipulated and taken advantage of.
The sense of entitlement that guys feel in this game that because I am a gal that I have to talk to them, do what they want, jump when they speak, reveal my real name, hand out pictures, give out nude pictures, etc is astounding. Then when I say no you aren't getting pictures or stand my ground I'm a bitch.
For all of these things I publicly apologize to my members - past, present and future. This wasn't your cross to bear. Standing by me in my corp to fight and move forward hasn't been easy for many of you and I thank you. To my friends out of corp that have stood by me, who know me for being sincere and genuine, thank you.
This is the resolve of Garden of the Gods.
We may joke around, we may ask noobish questions from time to time, we may not pvp the way you do, we may make mistakes, we may do lots of things. One thing you will always count on with Garden of the Gods is that we stand strong and we stand together through thick or thin.
Never Give Up - Never Surrender!